And why was Christ as free as He was?
Because He was perfectly aligned with God and Creation. Unlike me, He freed Himself from everything opposed to or unaligned with God and freed Himself for full cooperation and alignment with God.
I can think of no higher expression of love than that.
Jesus's freedom went beyond "from" and "for" and became freedom "with". He is the first to be completely free with God.
I imagine freedom with God as the revelation of the great "mystery" of freedom -- not as deciding upon choices but as seeing and engaging with what knows to be the only choice.
It is a mystery God mastered, a mastery with which Jesus aligned, and an alignment that I seek, above all else.
And Jesus makes this alignment possible in Heaven if we truly want it -- even when we inevitably fail to master the "mystery" of freedom in our mortal lives.